Sen. Mark Mullet in Senate chambersMark Mullet is serving his first term in the Washington State Senate and is proud to represent the 5th Legislative District communities of Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Issaquah, North Bend, Carnation, Snoqualmie and parts of Enumclaw and Renton.

In the Senate, Mark serves as the ranking member of the Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee. He is also a member of the Rules and Early learning & K-12 Education committees. In addition, Mark serves on the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee. Last session Mark sponsored legislation that was signed by the governor and addressed stock epinephrine in schools, allowing annexation of the Maple Valley Donut Hole, and two bills to support the financial services industry in our state.

Mark also worked to ensure that critical community projects were funded in the state’s capital budget. Some of the projects funded include: facility improvements at Lake Sammamish State Park; traffic congestion improvements on I-90 and entering the Pickering Place Retail Center; facility improvements at Camp Korey; a grant for improved visitor services at the Railway History Museum in Snoqualmie; facility repairs and replacement at the North Bend Fire Training Academy; and funding to help build a new Tahoma High School in Maple Valley.

After more than 12 years in international finance at Bank of America and serving as the Global Head of Foreign Currency Options Trading, which made him responsible for doing business across three different continents, Mark returned to his home state. From 2009 to 2012, he served as an Issaquah City Councilman. Mark currently owns two small businesses in Issaquah: Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Mark earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Evans School at the University of Washington and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University. Mark attended Foster High School in Tukwila and was the Washington State high school tennis champion in 1989 and 1990. Mark has four young daughters between the ages of three and 10.